kan1 =
k + an1

to endure / may / can | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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shen2 =
sh + (e)n2

variant of 什[shen2] / what | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shen4 =
sh + (e)n4

what / very / extremely / any | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: An extremist.

Sherlock Holmes is in the middle of one of his adventures: in the Forbidden City's bathroom he found an extremist threatening a cow. With his keen eyes though he sees that the extremist's bombing belt is fake and just made out of bolts of thread, so he bravely jumps in to rescue the frightened cow. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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pi1 =
pi + Ø1

mate / one of a pair | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

pi3 =
pi + Ø3

classifier for horses, mules etc / Taiwan pr. [pi1] / ordinary person / classifier for cloth: bolt / horsepower | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Pocahontas has been waiting for a metal box full of bolts of cloth in the space station. Now it arrived, but as she opens it Sun Wukong jumps out with only a pair of bolts of cloth in his hands, much to Pocahontas' dismay. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


pi3 =
pi + Ø3

variant of 匹[pi3] / classifier for cloth: bolt | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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丿
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丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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fang1 =
f + ang1

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 22), occurring in 区, 医, 匹 etc / see also 三框欄|三框栏[san1 kuang4 lan2] / see also 區字框|区字框[qu1 zi4 kuang4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I'm just gonna represent this element by a metal box. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


Frankenstein's Monster is really mad about not being able to open a metal box in front of Angkor Wat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting



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gan1 =
g + an1

surname Gan / abbr. for Gansu Province 甘肅省|甘肃省[Gan1 su4 Sheng3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

gan1 =
g + an1

sweet / willing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 甘 just looks like a cow's head to me.

In front of Anchor Inn, Guy Fawkes wants to drink the cow's sweet, sweet milk. He already organized a capacitor as electric shocker. The cow is not willing to surrender at all, though: she is ready to defend herself with a double axe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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nian4 =
ni + an4

twenty, twentieth | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Symbol: double axe. Here's why: 20 -> XX -> "double-x" -> "double axe".

Nefertiti (ni) is rebuilding her kingdom in the bathroom of Anchor Inn (an4). She's shaping twenty (卄) dinosaur bones (丨) with a double axe (卄) and stacking them on top of one (一) flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

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is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 6

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

k

"k" is for Karl Marx. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Words with


nan2

kan1
hard to take / embarrassed (HSK level 6)

bu4

kan1
cannot bear / cannot stand / utterly / extremely (HSK level 6)

kan1

sa4

si1

zhou1
Kansas, US state

kan1

cheng1
can be rated as / can be said to be

kan1

pei2

la1
Canberra, capital of Australia

bu4

kan1

yi1

ji1
to be unable to withstand a single blow / to collapse at the first blow

kan1

you1
worrying / bleak

si1

kan1

di4

na4

wei2

ya4
Scandinavia

yong1

ji3

bu4

kan1
overcrowded / jam-packed

bu4

kan1

ru4

mu4
unbearable to look at / an eyesore

bu4

kan1

ren3

shou4
unbearable

po4

bai4

bu4

kan1
crushed / utterly defeated

men2

ting2

leng3

luo4

,

men2

kan1

luo2

que4
The courtyard is deserted, you can net sparrows at the door (idiom); completely deserted

qing2

he2

yi3

kan1
how can this be endured! (idiom)

ke3

kan1
how can one endure? / to be able to endure

kan1

cha2

jia1
Kamchatka (peninsula of Russian Pacific)

kan1

cha2

jia1

ban4

dao3
Kamchatka peninsula

kan1

sa4

si1
Kansas, US state

kan1

yu2
worrisome / precarious / to be at risk

kan1

yu2
geomancy

ling2

luan4

bu4

kan1
in a terrible mess (idiom)

lang2

bei4

bu4

kan1
battered and exhausted / stuck in a dilemma

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